Sunny is undeniably one of the cutest boy actors ever to appear on screen. Above that though, he gives a performance in Lion that is authentic, raw, mature, insightful and brilliant. It's his performance that is the heart of the film and which really brings it alive.
There is a huge responsibility resting on such little shoulders with him having to carry the 1st half of the film but he does it with real mastery and strength. A lot has been asked of him, who has never acted in a film before but he has proven himself to be utterly enchanting and unforgettable in his portrayal of Saroo.
One of the best performers of the year for me.